Two weeks ago, members of the Clarksburg High School Chamber Singers were asked to perform for 20 minutes during Governor-Elect Wes Moore’s inauguration.
Since then, it’s been a flurry of activity, choosing and learning the songs in preparation for the big day Wednesday in Annapolis and on television.
Remember, advised their teacher Amy Vanek, be here Wednesday at 7 a.m., having already eaten breakfast or with food to eat on the bus. Dress all in black. “You don’t want to look to casual. Take it up a notch,” Vanek said. “We want the State of Maryland to feel there is a little hope tomorrow. That’s you!”
The students were excited, both to perform for the incoming governor and lieutenant governor and also to show Maryland that Clarksburg High School is worthy.
The 30-member chamber singers will perform Wanting Memories by Ysaye Barnwell, Can You Hear by Jim Papoulis and Light in the Hallway by the Pentatonix. Then an-all boys barbershop quartet will sing Viva La Compagnia followed by a small group of students singing Lily in Your Hand.
The following week, the students will head south on a bus to Orlando, Florida where they will perform in a workshop at Universal Studios on Despicable Me.
Vanek has been teaching music at Clarksburg for six years. Prior to that, she was the music teacher at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
— suzanne pollak (@SuzannePollak) January 17, 2023